Sunday, August 18, 2013

Introverted Boredom

Jake went on a business trip this weekend, so I have had a lot of alone time.  In my older age I have discovered that I enjoy it when I have some alone time.  And since moving up here, I have had quite a bit of it.  I have enjoyed the privacy that my brother and sister-in-law have afforded me, and I have liked just resting or doing things quietly in my room.  However, without an evening of Jake stuff, there's been too much of alone this weekend.  It was just me hanging out at home for several hours yesterday, and I couldn't figure out what to do, especially because THERE WAS NO INTERNET!!  It got all stormy for awhile, and I think it took out the internet for awhile.  Okay, fine.  So I went upstairs and decided to play the Wii for a little bit.  I started out with Lego Star Wars, but that only lasted for a couple of minutes because I couldn't figure out what I was supposed to do.  I swung my light-saber around and killed lots of storm troopers, aliens, etc., but I didn't know where I was supposed to go, and I wasn't interested enough to try to figure it out.  So then I tried Raving Rabbids, but that didn't really do anything for me, either.  I decided that I would take advantage of access to Netflix . . . but no internet = no Netflix.  Oh - right.  Ugh!  I went through the movies.  I didn't feel like a chick flick, which is weird for me, but I'm feeling a little annoyed about the false portrayal of what love is that those movies perpetuate, and I don't need that being more ingrained in me right now, so when I saw The Fugitive, which I've never seen but have wanted to, I decided that last night might as well be the night to get acquainted with it.  I liked it alright - except not so much the swearing.  Harrison Ford was pretty buff, which makes sense, but that's not what I think of in association with his name.  I could have spent part of the evening at a neighborhood bbq, but I didn't feel comfortable going by myself.

Then there was today.  It was good to go to church and to spend the day with my brother and his family, and I got to talk to my former roommate, which was really nice (We lived together for so long that I still feel like she's part of me.), but I'm definitely looking forward to having daily plans with Jake again.

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